Friday, September 21, 2012

Sephora Purchases- MUFE Full Cover Concealer + Benefit Pore fessional

I needed a good concealer and was always looking for one.  I am happy to say that I have finally found it!  After reading many reviews on Sephora, I decided to purchase the Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer.  I wasn't sure what colour I was so I stopped by my local Sephora to ask the sales rep.  She swatched and chose shade 08 for me. I asked her about foundations as my current one I feel is starting to wear out?  I am not sure how to explain it but it feels that it is no longer working and it fades too quickly.  She asked if I used primers and I said no and she gave me some samples for the Benefit Pore fessional and the MUFE HD primer.
shade 08
I went home the next day and tried the primers and the concealer with my routine and holy crap, the concealer covers insanely well!  It covers all my scars and any problematic skin! I used my Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation-Bamboo Beige and MUFE Full Cover concealer-08 and it looked flawless. The price of this concealer is not cheap, $36.00CAD BUT you don't need a lot of product to conceal thus this will last in the long run!
I was so happy with it that the day after I tried it with my other foundations/bbcreams and noticed that shade 08 was too dark for the bbcreams.  The shade 08 only works well with my Laura Mercier...since this concealer is so awesome, I felt it was worth it to buy another shade so I can use it with my other Foundations/bbcreams.  I did some research and it was between shade 04 and shade 06 so I stopped by the local Sephora to ask for opinions and another rep said that 06 should work so I bought that. I had collected over 500 points and the Benefit Pore fessional was the 500 perk so I picked that up for freeeeee.  :D
shade 06
Benefit Pore fessional and mascara
The next day I tried shade 06 with the bbcreams and YES!  It works and it is awesome!  Totally worth every penny.

Oh..and the Benefit Pore fessional is pretty awesome too.  The texture of the Pore fessional is almost indescribable, it's so strange and silky feeling.  Once you put it on it feels like it dissolves on contact.  I am not 100 % about this product yet, but I do know that my makeup lasts much longer with it on as a base.

I am very happy with my purchases.  If you need a good concealer, definitely consider MUFE Full Cover concealer.  Hope this post is helpful!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Glossybox July 2012 + August 2012

Got my July and August Glossybox late.  It seems that it does come a week or 2 after the month of....kind of disappointing.  Besides shipping out slow I do enjoy receiving the Glossybox monthly.  Enclosed in each months box is practical items that I actually will use!  So far in the last 3 months, I have been satisfied and I will be continuing with the Glossybox orders until they disappoint me..LOL

July 2012 Glossybox included: John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum, Zoya nail polish, Alessandro Pedex Feet Heel Rescue Balm, Eucerin Calming Cream, Beauty So Clean Cosmetic Sanitary Wipes and Dove Visible Care Softening Body Wash.
July 2012 Glossybox

August 2012 Glossybox included: Biore Make-up Removing Towelettes, Sebastian Potion 9 Lite, Layla Bjou nail polish, Glossybox Lipstick- Glossy Pink, Trend Trunk Gift Card, Elastoplast bandaid and 1 Pack of BeFine face masks

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another Alternative to Circle Lenses(Splash of Color 2) + Misc Glasses Shopping

Clearly Contacts is a place I shop for glasses now as I feel the local optometrists are a rip off.  I wear contacts most of the time so glasses are only for when I am home.  There was a promotion earlier, not sure if it is still going on, where Clearly Contacts was giving away a free pair of glasses for first time customers so I picked a pair.  Shipping was about $18.00CAD and that was glasses came in a few days with a case and some accessories.  Very fast service and good quality!  I do recommend shopping from them.
On another occasion, after I got my free glasses, I was having lunch with a friend and noticed that she's wearing circle lenses so I asked her where it was bought.  It turns out it was bought on Clearly Contacts!  I didn't know they sold circle lenses so I did some research.  The brand is called Splash of Color 2 and there are various colours available.  They are weekly disposable lenses and come with 6 pairs for $24.89CAD for a box.  I picked up a box of Violet Venom and Grey Storm.  It only took a few days to arrive and once I opened the package, they are indeed circle lenses.  Looked at the box and it says they are made in South Korea.  These lenses are quite comfortable and I am very happy they are weekly lenses.  The big eyes effect are not as big as real circle lenses BUT they are definitely noticeable.
Link to Splash of Color 2
Made in South Korea
Violet Venom
Grey Storm
-Edit: December 15, 2012-I no longer have Grey Storm to take a photo. I am not very good with swatching and taking pictures of my eyes.  This is the best I can do.  The grey storm looks similar to Violet Venom but is a bit more obvious/fake looking.  The Violet Venom is obvious/subtle.
this is the Violet Venom with indoor lighting
They also have a more natural line called Splash Illusion and I picked up the black one.  They are daily disposable lenses and once I opened the box, I think they are comparable to the Acuvue Defines.  These daily ones are not as big as the Acuvue Vivids so I will still buy the Vivids but this is a good and fast temporary replacement if you cant get the Acuvues.
Link to Splash Illusion:

comparing the Splash Illusion to Acuvue Define
Left: Acuvue Define  Right: Splash Illusion Black
Happy shopping everyone!  Hope my review is helpful! :)